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FIRST ALERT: Showers & storms return late Friday, colder weather for the weekend

Published: Oct. 12, 2021 at 5:44 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 12, 2021 at 8:31 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The weather will remain nice and tranquil overnight with lows in the 60s. Dry and warmer weather continues on Wednesday with highs in the middle 80s.

The average high for this time of year is 78°, so we’ll be running some 5 to 10 degrees warmer than average. The forecast is looking the same for Thursday, with highs back into the mid 80s.

Our next big thing is the arrival of a strong cold front that will move through Friday night and into Saturday morning. Friday will likely start out dry and warm, with temperatures in the mid 60s.

Cloud cover will continue to increase ahead of a cold front to our west. Most of Friday is shaping up to be dry, but we can’t rule out a few isolated showers late Friday evening in northwest Alabama.

Most of the rain will likely move in Friday night into Saturday morning. Plan for a 40-50% coverage of showers early Saturday morning. Behind the cold front, temperatures are forecast to drop quickly. Our high temperature may occur early Saturday morning. I’d plan for decreasing clouds Saturday afternoon with breezy conditions. Temperatures will likely end up in the upper 60s and lower 70s by Saturday afternoon.

Humidity levels are forecast to drop quickly behind the front. If you are attending any events Saturday afternoon across Central Alabama, you might want to wear jeans and grab a jacket. It will turn chilly by Saturday evening.

With dry and cool air in place, temperatures could drop into the upper 40s and lower 50s Sunday morning. It could be some of the coolest air of the season so far. Sunday is looking beautiful, with plenty of sunshine, low humidity, and highs in the lower 70s. Temperatures are forecast to drop back into the upper 40s Monday morning.

Be sure to check the First Alert Weather app as we continue to fine-tune rain chances for the weekend.

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